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Comment Appreciation Giveaway

I think every person who has a blog or checks blogs knows that the author of any said blog loves comments.  You’ve seen the blogs that have buttons that say “I heart comments” just begging for a comment. I personally like to give comments because I want to let others know what I am thinking as they’ve shared themselves.  But I know that leaving a comment means spending 10-20 seconds longer on that blog, and who has that kind of time?  I like comments because I like to hear feedback from others.  Not that I need praise, or validation on my work, but I want to know that I’m not talking to no one, and that a few someones are having a conversation with me.  Also, for my clients sake, they get boosted up when others’ share kind words about their photo session.

I wanted to say thank you to those who have commented out of the kindness of your hearts (not including those that commented for a giveaway).  So to those of you that have left a comment on this blog since April 1st, I will email you a landscape image of your choice.  If you’ve commented multiple times, you get to pick that many (there are just a few of you). 

So send me an email with your choice and I’ll email you back the image you’d like. 
Thanks for “talking back” to me! 

Shot taken in Arches National Park, Moab Utah, March 2010

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  1. What a wonderful way to thank your "regular" readers and not just those who love giveaways.

    We're in Dallas and I love the way you capture TX, especially those bluebonnets. I would have loved to have longhorns behind my girls for their pictures. Soooooo TX!

  2. Loved your light tutorial. Thanks. And what a treat – I love the under the pier shot from Puerto Rico.

  3. Michelle Wilkes says:

    You are the best new e-friend I have made! And thank you for commenting on my blog- because I feel the same way about comments!
    I can't remember if I've commented, or just sent you emails? But, I've loved looking at your work, and I've seriously been contemplating the 8 hour drive to have you do our next family photo! (Especially in the Spring when those blue flowers are blooming!)

  4. Oh wow! Thanks! And what a great idea for regular readers!

  5. leardonsbelle says:

    I love looking at your blog. I am learning a lot about photography. I wish I lived in TX! I don't think that I have ever left a comment. But I will in the future. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  6. Another new e-friend that loves being able to read and see along in your blog!
    I love how you capture the everyday around me in such vibrant ways.

  7. funplayroom says:

    HI, I am a new follower. I found your blog at The Idea Room. I love your pictures!!!! Thank you for the tutorial on The Idea Room, I love it!!!

  8. HeatherV says:

    This is the coolest giveaway/reader appreciation idea! Thank you so much!

  9. Kristen, I have to express my appreciation here – it is so REAL & so KIND of you to recognize the readers who are interested in you & your photos & techniques & talent, and not just free-bees. I like you even more. :)
    We live in northern Minnesota, but my husband & I were in southern Utah early in March.. we made it to Zion & Bryce, and regretted not having the time to go on to Arches! Anyway, I'm amazed with this world of ours, how big it is & yet so small.. our paths nearly crossed! maybe one day they will. :)

  10. Oscarson Photography says:

    I was in Arches less than a week ago! I have gone this time of year for the past few years and never failed to find an angle I never thought of before, and I always feels spired by the light and colors. It is such a stark difference from anything around us right now.

  11. The Platt's says:

    I was recently introduced to your blog and have LOVED reading since then. I love to take pictures, but don't consider myself a photographer. I read an instructional you did on another blog and it gave me confidence that I may just be able to develop the skill to take beautiful pictures more consistantly. :) Thanks for blogging!

  12. I just found your blog! I love your photos. Thank you for sharing your talent and tips!

  13. I just found you through the Idea Room blog (which I am also a new reader of) and just wanted to say that a) I love your photographs! They are beautiful! and b) I enjoyed reading your light tutorial on The Idea Room as well. I look forward to reading more tutorials and seeing more photos!

  14. I love you, you know that, right? You are talented and kind. I love that cowboy one of them roping, the black and white one.

  15. Duh, look at me. I totally didn't follow your instructions. I'll e mail you now. :)

  16. Margaret says:

    I love your features on the idea room. I have two questions. Do you ever use a macro lens? Is there a way to make a printer friendly version of all the stuff you have written on the idea room so I could print it and take it with me to do my homework?!

    I loved the pictures of your nephew, he looks like my daughter's twin brother! I love redheads!

  17. Thank you for your knowledge and inspiration. I read the photo tips on the idea door then traveled to your blog. I just got a new Nikon D90 and want to learn more. Thank you!

  18. **Amy** says:

    You are so sweet! I can't believe how lucky I am too have met you and having you contributing to The Idea Room. I am so glad you reached out to me as a reader. I am grateful for your friendship. Hope all is going well with the move.

  19. Princess says:

    love your blog
    love this post
    love your photography
    and love comments too!

    Love,
    Princess
    http://ColorMePrincess.blogspot.com

    I'm following your blog now, hope you follow
    mine too :-)